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Study in the UK for international students

Looking for a place to study abroad that is rich in culture and history and offers a top-notch education?

Thousands of international students choose to study in the UK every year. Besides being home to the most prestigious universities in the world, it is also considered a cultural centre in Europe, with a lot of perks to consider.

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Why study in the UK?

Choosing to study at UK universities offer numerous economic, cultural, and social benefits. You can get ahead in your profession and save down on expenses by taking advantage of a shorter, more intensive course. The UK also has a number of programs that offer students discounts, access to low-cost public transportation, and study materials.

Admission requirements in the UK for international students

When applying to a university in the UK, you'll need to send in some important documents, like:

Check whether your qualifications are recognised in the UK and/or if you need an equivalency certificate.

How much does it cost to study in the UK?

The cost of studying in the UK depends on the type of degree and the institution or university attended. The UK is home to a wide variety of prestigious educational institutions, each of which sets its own tuition fees. Let's take a look at the very minimum it takes to go to a university there.

Study ProgramAverage Annual Tuition Fees in GBP
Bachelor’s degree13,000 to 32,000
Master’s degree13,000 to 32,000
Doctoral degree15,000 to 24,000

Scholarships to study in the UK

The majority of scholarships available in the UK are for international students who pursue postgraduate studies. There are a few scholarships available for undergraduate students, however, and they are usually offered by the university.

Here are some of the most prestigious scholarships for international students in the UK:

Scholarship NameDescription
Chevening Scholarship

Chevening scholarships are offered by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which provides funding for these master's degree scholarships.

Applicants must be citizens of one of the 144 qualifying countries and must agree to work in their home country for a minimum of two years following graduation.

Commonwealth Scholarships

The scholarships are available to master's and PhD students from 62 Commonwealth countries.

The scholarship will normally pay for all your expenses, including tuition fees, housing, and transportation to and from the UK.

GREAT Scholarships

GREAT scholarships are part of the British Council's international student funding program in the UK.

It's important to note that each country has a unique application process. Each scholarship is worth at least £10,000, and most scholarships are available in all subjects.

Student visa requirements in the UK

The required student visa for the UK will be determined by your age and the type of studies you intend to pursue. Learn more about the types of UK visas available for international students.

For the most part, you will need:

  • A current passport or other valid travel documentation.
  • Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) reference number and documents used to obtain CAS.
  • Evidence of funds to cover your living expenses for the duration of your course.
  • Passport-sized colored photograph.
  • Assessment documentation
  • Tuberculosis screening (if required).
  • Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) clearance certificate (if required).

More about studying and living in the UK

Student Essentials

Student Essentials

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Get to know the UK education system

Get to know the UK education system

The UK offers a diverse and flexible range of courses in globally ranked institutions.
THE University Rankings in United Kingdom

THE University Rankings in United Kingdom

Check out THE University Rankings in United Kingdom for 2023
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Employment while you study in the uk
Working part-time while can be a great way to help with the cost of living in the UK and also gain work experience in your field of study.
You should think carefully about insurance cover to help protect your health, your home and your belongings.
Money and living expenses in the UK
You want to enjoy a healthy and happy study life in the UK. Knowing how much you need to for living expenses is a great starting point, but keep in mind the cost of living may be higher or lower depending on where you live. 
Study in Newcastle
Making yourself feel at home in Newcastle shouldn’t take long – the locals here will go out of their way to welcome you with open arms.
Study in London
London – it’s one of the world’s largest, most happening cities. That can be a little overwhelming, but for the most part, incredibly exciting.
Study in Edinburgh
Scotland is probably best known for being a land of men in skirts (kilts), questionable dishes made out of a sheep’s stomach (haggis) and accents that can be pretty hard to work out.
Study in Cardiff
Cardiff is a multicultural, vibrant city, filled with beautiful architecture stretching all the way from Roman, to Norman, to Medieval, to present day.
Study in Glasgow
Glasgow is a vibrant multicultural city with rich history bursting with energy and home to over 20,000 international students.
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